GTD ID:
197709050001

When:
1977-09-05

Country:
West Germany (FRG)

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Rhine-Westphalia

City:
Cologne

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Daimler Benz
Specific Description Dr. Hanns Martin Schleyer, head of assoc of industries and employers/chair*
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 477950.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baader-Meinhof Group Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources